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World Languages & Cultures

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Major In:

Comparative Literature
Cultural Studies
Arabic
Italian
Korean
Persian
Portuguese

Learn about the emphases in our new World Languages & Cultures major

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Welcome to World Languages & Cultures!

The Department of World Languages & Cultures is the largest and most diverse in the College, culturally and programmatically. Our programs and courses offer multiple opportunities for undergraduate and graduate study in language, literature, culture, and language education. All foreign languages and their respective literatures at the University of Utah are taught in the Department, which provides students with a forum for research and education in more than 20 linguistic and literary traditions.

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Placement Testing

Placement Testing

The WLC Department is now offering virtual language placement testing for students who would like to be placed into the appropriate language class or who would like to purchase lower-division language credits. Click the link below for the most current information about language placement testing, including virtual test instructions.

LANGUAGE PLACEMENT TEST INFORMATION & INSTRUCTIONS

Spring 2023 Course Descriptions
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No Language Background?
Many of our classes are taught in English - no experience required!

English Taught Courses

Language Clubs
Interested in practicing a language outside of the classroom?

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Diversity and Equity StatementThe Department of World Languages and Cultures is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment.

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News

Last Updated: 10/20/22